The Honorable Gunning Bedford, Jr.


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  Bedford, Gunning Jr.

  Born 1747 in Philadelphia, PA
  Died March 30, 1812, in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by George Washington on September 24, 1789, to a new seat created by 1 Stat. 73; Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1789, and received commission on September 26, 1789. Service terminated on March 30, 1812, due to death.

Education:

Princeton University, 1771
Read law, 1779

Professional Career:

Private practice, Delaware 1779-1783
Delegate to Continental Congress, 1783-1785
State attorney general, Delaware, 1784-1789
Delaware state senator, 1788